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Classic Cars at Stake in 2011 Aces-River Cats Series
04/21/2011 5:49 PM ET
For Immediate Release
April 21, 2011

RENO, Nev.– The winner of this year's 16-game season series between the Reno Aces and Sacramento River Cats-both of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League-will be awarded a classic car to be displayed at its city's car museum for three months this fall, the two clubs announced today.

The annual season series between the Reno Aces and the Sacramento River Cats will take on new significance in 2011, as the two host cities' auto museums will face off in a high profile wager based on the overall winner of the season series. Reno's very own National Automobile Museum will put up the 1949 Mercury that James Dean drove in "Rebel Without a Cause," while Sacramento's California Auto Museum will put up a 1932 Ford raced by driving legend AJ Foyt. The city that wins the majority of the sixteen scheduled games in 2011 will receive the losing city's high-profile auto on-loan through November.

James Dean's Mercury will be on display outside Aces Ballpark this Friday night, as well as on Saturday, May 28, during the next series with Sacramento.

Heading into tonight's 6:05 p.m. contest between Reno and Sacramento, the season series is tied at one game apiece. Tickets for all Aces games can be purchased at the Aces Ballpark Box Office, online at or by phone at (775) 334-7000.

Discount full and partial season ticket plans are available today. Visit or call (775) 334-4700 for more information.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.